Polydentate macrocyclic NHCs (NHC ligands) and related methods are disclosed. Such ligands advantageously facilitate a variety of ligand coordination modes and stabilize oxidation states of metal complexes with a number of coordination environments and shapes. The NHC ligands described herein comprise pendant groups configured to facilitate a variety of reactions including: cis-trans isomerization, proton shuttling and facilitating changes in coordination environments as a result of redox reactions.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
US 20190054455 A1
Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Kilyanek, S. M., & Thapa, R. (2020). N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) based ligands and related methods. Patents Granted. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/386